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Leg-warmers are back in style and can easily be made from the sleeves of old sweaters, even sweaters with holes! Just turn the sweater inside-out and cut the seam out at the arm-hole using sharp scissors. Next unravel the sleeve (from the top down) until the top is straight and level all around.
Wool sweaters (with or without alpaca/angora/cashmere) will shrink (felt) in hot water, and then they are amazingly dense and warm! No sewing or hemming needed. Long sleeves make leg warmers that stay up without elastic. Arm warmers are very cozy in cool or chilly weather, and great if your coat sleeves always seem too short. Wear them instead of mittens or gloves. They cover your wrists and hands almost as far as fingerless gloves and are so easy to make and enable you to keep the thermostat way down! Uses for the body of the sweater have been described in many places. Have fun!
By Toby from Berkeley, CA